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#97702 Here we go again... Playmates is back in the Trek business!

Posted by bgiles73 on 11 September 2022 - 11:28 PM

In all honesty, that spin around is too fast for me to really make a final judgment on whether its better or worse than the 90s one. About the wonky nacelle my 90s Enterprise suffered from this because the pylon socket loosened overtime. Im not sure from this video if they are made similarly to the old one or not. Maybe its something that can be fixed with a slight adjustment. They really should put a rigid metal frame inside the nacelle struts to correct this. I like that instead of stickers which look awful after a while, the registries and hull markings are painted on. True DST ships are hard to beat, but sadlythat ship has sailed.yep I went there. Hopefully Playmates will bring us more ships especially Klingons, Romulans, Borg and aliens.

#97532 Top 5 Figures You Want to See in the Relaunched Lineup

Posted by bgiles73 on 02 February 2022 - 05:21 PM

I would absolutely love a three pack from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home that looked like the inside of the San Francisco City Bus and we had figures of Kirk, Spock and The Punk with the Boom Box! I would also love to have another set that duplicates the scene of Spock in the tank with the Whales while Dr Taylor is giving her presentation. Two very memorable scenes all in one movie!

#97513 Top 5 Figures You Want to See in the Relaunched Lineup

Posted by bgiles73 on 28 January 2022 - 05:40 PM

I really want to see figures from Enterprise. I have characters I want from all over the franchise and five choices isnt enough to cover it all but I guess to get the ball rolling I want:

Enterprise Season 1
1. Captain Archer
3: Trip
4: Dr Phlox
5: Shran

I want more than those and I would like Space Suits and other than just 1st Season looks, but for now thats a start!

#97479 Here we go again... Playmates is back in the Trek business!

Posted by bgiles73 on 25 January 2022 - 01:42 AM

I think you are all missing out on the best thing of all - With those ball-jointed hips you will finally be able to get Number One to do the Riker Manuever when straddling a chair. Also people are complaining about those open hands without even knowing if these come with weapon hands but did any of you honestly think that maybe we can finally get Picard to do a face-palm?

#97321 Here we go again... Playmates is back in the Trek business!

Posted by bgiles73 on 26 July 2021 - 08:05 PM

Im not really sure how many figures at a time Playmates releases for Ben 10 or TMNT but I am pretty sure its more than just six in a wave. Im also not really sure about how many waves they do of each annually. From just the pictures shown a couple weeks ago looks like they will have every other company that has attempted beat. Im not really minding the prospect of getting little bites
of one show and little bites from another show. That will offer up variety, but I do hope to get whole crews. As for stylized figures, I wont be troubled that Lower Decks characters resemble their animated counter parts. Prodigy has a realistic animation style that might just blend in enough to live action shows that it wont be too far of a departure in design. There is always that chance that Lower Decks characters could end up in live action shows. So maybe we might get some of those characters as realistic figures too.

#97319 Here we go again... Playmates is back in the Trek business!

Posted by bgiles73 on 25 July 2021 - 08:24 PM

I cant wait to start speculating on what we will see as more is announced. Im sure I am not the only one with years of wishlists of unmade characters.

#97317 Here we go again... Playmates is back in the Trek business!

Posted by bgiles73 on 23 July 2021 - 12:06 AM

Im not sure about that Razorgeist. I heard at one point old Ertl Model molds were used, but I think that may have been in the Diamond Select Years. I hope at some point trekmovie.com or some other source can get a Q&A going with Playmates Toys again. I know at one point I had a pretty good correspondence with a Paula Billingsley at Playmates Toys. She would often answer emails concerning Playmates products. Sadly I think she is no longer at Playmates. Im hopeful they might have a virtual presence for SDCC and the Big Vegas Star Trek Conand again this fall at New York Comic Con. Until then I plan to keep my eyes on Varner Studios Social Media like Facebook and Instagram!

#97220 Super7 Debuts STAR TREK: TNG 3.75″ ReAction Figure Line

Posted by bgiles73 on 27 April 2021 - 08:28 PM

I hope Super7 has a successful run with these! I preordered two sets and will probably do so for each wave. I hope Super7 will re-do the earlier Funko line with the big heads. Super7s Reaction figures have always been a better quality than the Funko ones. I think this is going to be a fun line to collect and display.

#97165 Star Trek Action Figures 2021?

Posted by bgiles73 on 22 January 2021 - 06:28 PM

Well Super7 announced on their Instagram and Twitter page that they will be announcing new licenses starting next Monday. One of those licenses is clearly for Star Trek! Hopefully this will be for both Reaction and Ultimates. Whatever they do its sure to be good.

#97098 Star Trek Action Figures 2021?

Posted by bgiles73 on 16 November 2020 - 12:27 AM

Wow! Anyone doubting that the retro style wouldnt work, check this out!

#97087 Star Trek Action Figures 2021?

Posted by bgiles73 on 03 November 2020 - 08:26 PM

Ok so Star Trek is celebrating its 55th in 2021. The franchise had barely a mention for its 50th Anniversary but has since gone on to have a slight rise in presence on peoples televisions and devices thanks to CBSs streaming service. An action figure line was announced by McFarlane Toys and as expected failed to get past the initial wave of two figures. All the while Star Trek has been continuing to add to its legacy and build a diverse audience. Add to that the separation of CBS and Paramount coming to an end as these two companies once again merge back into a single entity.

  Is the time for a successful Star Trek Action Figure line back upon us? In a recent Tweet from J. Van Citters, CBS brand manager for Star Trek hinted that 2021 - Star Treks 55th Anniversary would be a great year for those of us wanting to see a return of good things from Star Trek. This tweet was in response to questions about the 90s run of Playmatess Star Trek toyline. In following other similar leads I got a cryptic reply to a question I posed to Super7s Brian Flynn about a possible follow up to Funkos attempt at Star Trek Reaction Figures. He joked that Ive been looking over his shoulder at his homework!

But back to that thought of Super7, their Reaction Figures are 1000 times better than Funkos, that would be a very nice inclusion to Star Treks catalog of product and if Star Trek turns up in the Reaction Line, surely Star Trek Ultimates wouldnt be far behind! Ultimates is a made to order line that so far includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, Conan the Barbarian, The Toxic Crusader and Walt Disney. I would imagine that if enough people were to get behind it we could truly get some awesome figures that we otherwise might not! What does everyone else here think? Im not saying these will by any chance be cheap, but lines backed solely by the fan base seldom are.

  I have Super7s Comic Book Conan and it is a most impressive figure. I am currently waiting for the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie versions which I have on preorder. I have been very impressed with their TMNT and Thundercats offerings as well as their latest Reaction Figures. I think Star Trek would thrive with such a line. Im just not sure if Ships and role play would be something they would do.

#97053 Should Playmates make a Star Trek: Lower Decks line?

Posted by bgiles73 on 28 September 2020 - 05:15 PM

Im not reading anything about TMNT I still collect Playmates TMNT and Ben 10 as well as Godzilla Vs Kong. I happen to like the glossy cartoony look and I find that they have improved upon the articulation without abandoning their overall style in designing toys. Maybe its personal tastes, but I would seriously love to see a return of Playmates Toys Star Trek. Im aware that NECA and Super7 are both killing it with their own versions of TMNT and I have no resistance to that! So much the better that I have other options for what I want to collect. I hope Star Trek can once again enjoy that level of popularity. Retro Style toys are seeing a comeback Star Wars (Kenner molds), Ghostbusters, Masters of the Universe Origins (Mattel molds new articulation), Mego and several others. I see no reason Playmates Toys Star Trek should be left out, especially when so many have been tooled and would benefit from minimal articulation tweaks.

#97039 Should Playmates make a Star Trek: Lower Decks line?

Posted by bgiles73 on 09 September 2020 - 11:38 PM

Six episodes in and this show seems to be pretty well liked. My kids have sat through some of the episodes and have shown more interest in these cartoon episodes than any of the other Star Trek shows before. Over on thefwoosh.com they are now discussing Star Trek action figure possibilities with more enthusiasm. No announcements about toys for Star Trek Day but Lead Product man at CBS J Van Citters tweeted that big plans were coming for Star Treks 55th Anniversary next year.

#96997 Star Trek: Lower Decks

Posted by bgiles73 on 08 August 2020 - 12:01 PM

Did anyone else notice what looked to be a silhouette of a three-legged alien coming out of a turbolift? Could this be the same species as Arex? This was in the Season Trailer at the end of the episode. Just one episode in and I see so much potential for a new toy line that just might get us back to where Star Trek was in the 90s! I only hope the other animated series coming to Nickelodeon will be as good. Lower Decks is exactly the boost Star Trek needed to engage a new generation of Trekkies. It definitely throws bait out there for teenaged fans to explore whats come before without bogging them down in too much of a history lesson. Its also no dumbed down into nonsense or techno-babble. Its fast paced flash cards of nostalgia. I hope there will be a multi platform video game as well.

#96968 Should Playmates make a Star Trek: Lower Decks line?

Posted by bgiles73 on 21 July 2020 - 12:05 PM

Trust me I know Hasbro isnt hurting as much as they say, but just like Star Trek if you want ships you are going to have to pay a premium. QMX and Eaglemoss seems to be our only options right now. Im wanting Star Trek Micromachines. I dont even care if they are blind packed! I want some action figures in the $6-$10 range. Thats still a possibility just not one they are actively pursuing. Playmates is making TMNT and Ben 10. I believe that Lower Decks would be a great shot at getting Star Trek back under their belt. Walmart at this moment is bringing back exclusive classic style Ghostbusters, Masters of the Universe, Star Wars and other lines. Could be a really good time to get Star Trek by Playmates back too.